A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina
509 Carriage Woods Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 U.S.A.
A tax-exempt, non-profit religious organization. Federal Tax-exempt ID (USA): 56-1305715
2016 Executive Committee
A new year is always accompanied by new goals and new expectations.
To that ... May the “force” within you “awaken” and allow you to achieve the peaks of your goals and aspirations!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
AND ALL THE BEST FOR 2016!
Inside This Issue
First of all, I wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy, Spiritual and Prosperous New Year! It is my great pleasure to greet you as the president of JSCNC family. Hope everyone enjoyed this wonderful winter holidays.
The community holds its monthly meetings at the Hindu Temple in Morrisville, NC. We invite everyone to attend the monthly meetings.
For planning purposes, Please inform our Food Coordinator, Mrs. Nisha Mehta, if:
a) You are not a regular attendee of the monthly meetings, but *are* planning to attend … OR …
b) You are a regular attendee of the monthly meetings, but are *not* planning to attend
Monthly Meeting Format
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
Part 2 (from December)
New Committee for 2016
The new committee for 2016 is now in effect. Please refer to the table on the first page of this newsletter for the list of officers. And as Pritesh Shah, the new president put it, “Please take a moment to congratulate the committee members”, who have committed their personal time to support the community.
Please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments.
Please note the January and February Tithis shown in the table. Please ensure proper rules are followed and contact the Food Coordinator, Nisha Mehta, for any clarifications or concerns.
As a reminder, weekly Swadhyays are now held at Dr. Ramnikbhai and Lataben Zota’s residence.
Day/Time - Tuesdays, 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Place - Lata and Ramnik Zota's residence
604 Tranquil Sound Dr, Cary, NC 27519
Contact - Harshad Shah - (919) 341 8894
Dr. Ramnik Zota - (919) 467 2186
Weekly Mahavir Puja
Every Saturday, a Mahavir Puja is performed at the Hindu Temple. Volunteers sign up to perform this Puja, and are assigned specific Saturdays.
The Puja is very simple and takes less than one hour. It is a great way to teach and prepare children with this important ritual, so that they find confidence in performing it during daily routine, special occasions or even pilgrimages in India. Children will learn how to perform the kesar Puja and all aspects of Asht prakari Puja.
Mrs. Rekha Banker, who coordinates weekly Puja, will be happy to demonstrate in person, and has several books with illustrations to help. If you are interested, please contact her at email@example.com.
Please visit http://www.jscnc.org and click Events. The calendar has the most up-to-date listing of all confirmed activities for the year. All the tithis (Lunar Days) are also posted on the online calendar. Here is a list of some key dates:
Pathshala Registration for 2016
The Pathshala mandatory registration period is now over. Please contact Pathshala teachers at the email below for any questions or issues.
Pathshala Time and Location
As of May 3rd, students have been going to a new location that is quite close to the Temple. Parents will have to drop their kids to the new location and revert back to the Temple to join into the adult discourse. To help you plan the drop-off and pickup, please note the meeting and pathshala schedules in the Monthly Meeting section.
New Location: 4000 Bear Cat Way, Suite 104, Morrisville, NC 27560
New Time: Classes will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm on both Sundays (first and third).
The Pathshala teachers can be reached at JSCNCpathshala@gmail.com.
You can support our Center by:
Your support is greatly appreciated.